Trumpeter Joey Sommerville’s musical essence lies in the Baptist church. “When I was a teenager, I would judge the caliber of my playing by the number of people in the congregation who “got happy”. If you aren’t touching the listener’s soul, then you aren’t really playing music. Soul communication is the key.” Fast forward to today where Joey’s unique style of new millennium jazz, with funk, gospel and bop influences, is delivered with infectious pop sensibilities. It’s this, coupled with his humor, warmth and showmanship, that drives the crowd crazy, creating a huge almost “cult-like” following of fans. And rightly so.
Saturday, July 2 2016 7:00 + 10:00 PM
Martini Blu, 5060 W. FM 1960, Houston, TX 77069